Representatives from the School of Dental Medicine will be participating in Project Homeless Connect, Wednesday, February 29, 2012. This one day, one stop event serves people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in Pitt County. This annual event is part of the 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, a community-wide initiative to greatly reduce the incidence of homelessness and eliminate chronic homelessness within 10 years.
The event will be held at the Greenville Convention Center and services that will be offered include health and dental screenings, mental health services, veterans’ services, legal services, employment and education resources, housing resources, personal grooming services and more.
Faculty, staff, students, and residents from the School of Dental Medicine will be on site offering attendees’ dental exams, cancer screenings, fillings, and extractions. Providing a central location that offers a wide range of assistance makes an immediate impact to the homeless residents of Pitt County, and also develops community awareness. For a majority of the attendees’ this event offers the only health and dental care they receive throughout the year.
For additional information on this event, go to http://www.pittcountync.gov/depts/planning/homelessness/index.shtml